By: Diane Benjamin
Honoring Judy Markowitz didn’t make the agenda for tonight, did they get the message? https://blnnews.com/2022/02/22/slap-in-the-face-to-the-citizens-of-bloomington/
Lots of other things did make the agenda, it could be a long meeting:
- Presentation by Heartland College President
- Grant awards for John M Scott Healthcare Trust
- 2023 Budget Update
- Presentation of Bloomington Police 2022-2024 Strategic Plan
- Agreement with the Flock Safety license plate reader cameras
- Finance Director’s report
Two items on the Consent Agenda that won’t be discussed unless an alderman pulls them:
See how the cost of the O’Neil Park and Pool Project isn’t in the description? It’s $80,182.50.
Instead of just replacing the worn out pool that is only used for a few months of the year, Bloomington will be spending between $11.5 and $11.7 MILLION on a Water Park. Of course those numbers were before inflation went out of control. Luckily government knows where to get more money. This fleece will eventually rival the Coliseum.
One note about Flock Safety: Decatur had the same item on their agenda. It’s almost a door-to-door salesman is traveling Illinois. Reminds me of National Fitness Challenge in Normal.
A few choice payments:
I wonder what was audited? It isn’t audit season right now.
$55,000 for repairs?
Library rents a vehicle? Why? (nobody will ask)